Darksiders II (2012)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


Darksiders II delivers an epic adventure filled with deep lore, challenging combat, and a vast world to explore. As Death, players will engage in a quest to save humanity, uncovering secrets and battling formidable foes.


Darksiders II is an action-packed adventure where players become Death, a powerful Horseman of the Apocalypse, tasked with a quest of redemption and discovery through a world teeming with chaos and destruction.


The story of Darksiders II runs parallel to that of the first Darksiders game. The player takes control of Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Death believes that his brother War, the protagonist of the first game, has been wrongfully convicted of prematurely starting the Apocalypse. To redeem his brother’s name, Death embarks on an epic journey that propels him through various light and dark realms.

The core gameplay is an action role-playing hack and slash style. The game makes frequent use of interactive puzzle elements, requiring the player to think their way through a series of levers, doors, elevators, portals, etc. in order to traverse areas and reach objectives. Maps are vast and each contains open world regions that can be explored freely on foot or by his horse Despair, along with numerous dungeons where quest objectives are generally carried out.

Players can follow each soldier as they progress from green rookies to seasoned veterans and advance in rank to command more units. Additionally, players can create their own “what if” scenarios with Darksiders II’s enhanced Scenario Editor. They can craft single or multi-map battles and set deployment zones, objective locations, requisition points, and available units.


Combines action, role-playing, and platforming elements. Players can explore the open world, defeat enemies using a variety of weapons and abilities, solve puzzles, and complete quests to gain experience and strengthen Death.


Darksiders II is a compelling blend of mythology and action, offering a vast world to explore and a deeply satisfying narrative. A must-play for fans of action RPGs and epic storytelling.

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